Water, sanitation, and hygiene

The water crisis facing much of the world is one of the most serious threats to human development and the quest to end poverty. We’re tackling the problem at many levels.

How Concern is helping with water, sanitation, and hygiene

Ensuring access to clean water and sanitation and providing hygiene information and training are key aspects of Concern’s work, with active water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs in 18 countries. 

We have dug, drilled, and bored thousands of wells in remote and disadvantaged communities across dozens of countries over the past 50 years and built countless latrines in their schools and health centersThe hours saved and the illnesses prevented make it one of the most effective things we do.  

When drought or displacement prevent access to clean water supplies, we do what it takes to connect communities, including trucking water to temporary tanks and installing pumps in camps 

We work hand-in-hand with communities to help them assess the longstanding challenges they face, change behaviors, and ensure water and sanitation infrastructure will be maintained for the long term. We foster a sense of ownership, build sustainable maintenance practices, and create transparent financial management systems that benefit the community